Young masters add fresh talent to Chew Valley trail
The Chew Valley has long been able to boast a fantastic range of talented artists and so no one would be surprised at the quality on display in the eleventh edition of the now well established Arts Trail.
Organiser, Sandy Bell, told Your Time: "This year we have a number of new, young exhibitors who bring a youthful energy to enhance and contrast with the established and much loved painters and crafts people who regularly draw hundreds of visitors to the area."
She is thrilled that the younger generation are making their presence felt.
She said: "We have many wonderfully talented and very experienced exhibitors, but this is an Arts Trail for everyone and we make a point of encouraging young artists to get involved.
"This year we have more young people than ever producing sculpture, drawings and illustration of the highest quality – you could call them the Young Masters.
"Their presence is great news because it means the Trail is in safe hands for the future.
Chew Valley Arts Trail will be held over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday when studios, halls and homes will open their doors to offer the chance to view paintings, illustration including comics and manga, photography, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, bookbinding and fine jewellery.
Visitors might like to simply browse and chat to the artists and go away with some useful tips or presents.
Either way, it's an interesting way to spend a few hours over the weekend either by car, cycle or some parts can be done on foot.
The trail can be started just off the A38, not far from Bristol airport, or via Dundry or the A37.
Both Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes, both popular with tourists, are on the route of the trail and there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments.
Brochures are widely available or can be downloaded from the website www.chewvalleyartstrail.co.uk.
For further information call Sandy on 01275 333128